'Real Time' Guest List: April 27, 2012

By Miles Leicher

Tonight’s top-of-show interview will be with Charles Murray, co-author of The Bell Curve, whose latest book is Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010. Murray argues that our greatest source of inequality is cultural, and Coming Apart shows that since 1963, working class whites have lost touch with what he calls the “founding virtues” of America: industriousness, honesty, religion, and marriage, while the new upper class has maintained them.

On the Panel:

Paul Begala is a Democratic Strategist and CNN Contributor. His take on Mitt Romney’s recent election wins – against “the weakest field in modern presidential history” can be found on The Daily Beast.

Andrew Ross Sorkin is a New York Times columnist and co-host of CNBC's "Squawk Box." He also wrote Too Big to Fail, which was adapted into an HBO film. In his latest Times Dealbook column, he questions whether an executive’s failed history at one company should automatically disqualify them from serving on the boards of others.

S.E. Cupp
is a New York Daily News columnist and co-host of GBTV's "Real News." In her recent opinion piece in the Daily News, Cupp suggests that Mitt Romney could learn a thing or two from President Obama, whom she calls a “masterful bully.”

Joining the panel mid-show will be Paul Rieckhoff, Founder and Executive Director of Iraq and Afghanistan Verterans of America (IAVA). He has been a proponent of “Operation Welcome Home,” which calls for a national day of action to honor and support returning veterans.